Tag Archives: microphone
Tue, Mar 31, 2009 | 22:16 BST
Fable II’s developers originally tried to include microphone capabilities in the game to allow players to whistle to the dog.
According to Peter Molyneux, the feature was discarded because it felt more like a gimmick instead of a true gameplay component.
“We did test it out,” Molyneux told MTV.
“Whistling to the dog with the microphone was one of the features that we dropped.”
Must have been another one of those experiments the Lionhead bossman talked about in his presentation at GDC last week.
More through there.
Sat, Feb 02, 2008 | 10:17 GMT
Oh, the irony. The standalone Rock Band microphone in the US that alerted people to a possible Wii version of the game a few days before EA CEO John Riticiello admitted the existence of the SKU in this week’s investor call won’t actually work with the Wii version.
“Our packaging mistakenly states that the microphone is compatible with the Wii,” said a spokesperson from PDP, the microphone’s manufacturer, here. Unfortunately, this is not the case and will be corrected in future versions of the packaging. We apologize for the confusion.”
Genius. There’s no date for the Wii version of Rock Band as yet, and no date for the game in Europe at all so far.
Tue, Jan 29, 2008 | 11:28 GMT
Funny. EA’s just released a $50 standalone microphone for Rock Band in the US, and may have unwittingly given the game away as to a Wii version. As seen in this report, Wii is listed as a format on the peripheral’s packaging. No Wii version has been announced to date. EA hasn’t commented on this yet.
Rock Band’s proving bonkers popular in America, with more than 2.5 million songs downloaded for the game within eight weeks of release last Christmas. A European release date is currently listed as “Q1″.